There Was A Boy
Nottingham City Council has produced There Was A Boy in collaboration with 15 other local authorities across the Midlands for the annual Foster Care Fortnight campaign (14-27 May 2018).
The storyline shows a vulnerable teenager’s life in two parallel situations – similar to the 1998 film Sliding Doors – one where he is fostered and one where he is not. The short film shows what a positive influence foster carers can be and how they have the power to make a huge difference to a young person’s life chances and outlook.
You can find out more about fostering with the City Council at www.fosteringnottingham.com or by calling 0115 876 3335. You can also find the fostering team on Facebook by searching for @fosteringnottingham.
Lucy and the Boy: Be Share Aware
The NSPCC have made a video about the risks that children face when using the internet, and to raise awareness about the important role that parents and carers have in protecting children from online abuse.
If you work with children and families, then you could watch this short video with them and get the conversation started on staying safe online.
Pantosaurus, the latest installment of the NSPCC’s ‘Pants’ campaign, is a two-minute short designed to teach children important messages, like their body belongs to them and they should tell an adult if they're upset or worried.
If you work with children and families, then you could watch this short video with them and get the conversation started on protecting children from sexual abuse.
Find out more about the NSPCC 'Pants' campaign by clicking here. There are guides for children, parents and foster carers to help keep children safe.
Be Share Aware
The NSPCC have made the following video to raise awareness and give parents and carers the confidence and skills to talk to their child about staying safe online.
If you work with parents or carers then you could watch this short video with them and talk about how they can make sure their children are staying safe online. To go alongside that, the NCSCB has guides on staying safe online – there is one for children and young people, and one for parents and carers, which can be found here.
To found out more about the NSPCC’s ‘Be Share Aware’ campaign, and for tips and guidance on how to talk to children about online safety, please click here.
Kayleigh’s Love Story
Leicestershire Police have made a film called Kayleigh’s Love Story as a warning to young people, both girls and boys, about the dangers of speaking to people they don’t know online.
With the support of Kayleigh’s family, Leicestershire Police have made the film about aspects of the last two weeks of her life. The film highlights just how quick and easy it can be for children to be groomed online without them or those around them knowing it is happening. Its purpose is to protect children now and in the future and to stop another family losing a child in this way.
Please note that the film contains a warning - If it was shown in at a cinema, it would carry a 15 certificate.
For more information please visit Leicestershire Police Kayleigh's Love Story.
Consent – it’s as simple as tea
Thames Valley Police have produced an animated video to raise awareness and understanding of consent. It is an excellent video that explains consent through comparing it to making a cup of tea!
It is a tool that can be used when working with young people.
Safer Sleep Week
Safer Sleep Week is from 13-19 March 2017 and it is a national campaign to raise awareness about safe sleeping for babies.
The campaign is led by the Lullaby Trust and its aim is to make sure anyone looking after a young baby know the importance of safer sleep and are aware of how to reduce the chance of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). To find out more about the campaign please click here.
You can watch a video about safer sleep for babies here. If you work with parents or carers of babies then you could watch this short video with them.
Rethinking ‘Did Not Attend’
A two minute video animation has been produced by the Nottingham City Safeguarding Children Board in conjunction with NHS Nottingham City CCG and Nottingham City Council, with the aim of encouraging practitioners to think differently about the established term ‘did not attend’ and consider it within a framework of ‘was not brought.’
The animation encourages practitioners to consider the impact of not being brought on the child’s treatment and potential safeguarding risks.
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